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NAME

       las2col - LAS translation to MonetDB binary format

SYNOPSIS

       las2col [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

       las2col performs LAS translation to MonetDB binary format with optional configuration.

OPTIONS

       -h, -help, --help
              produce help message

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose message output

       --num_read_threads number
              Set number of threads

       -s, --skip_invalid
              Skip writing invalid point(s)

       -parse string, --parse string
              Specify  which  entries  of  the  LAS/LAZ  will be extracted (default is xyz).  For
              example, 'txyzia' means that six columnar (binary) MonetDB files will be generated,
              the  first  one containing all gpstime values, the next three containing values for
              x, y, and z coordinates, the next one with intensity values and the last  one  with
              scan angle values.  The supported entries are:

              t - gpstime as double
              x - x coordinate as double
              y - y coordinate as double
              z - z coordinate as double
              X - x coordinate as decimal(num_digits_unscaled_max_x,num_digits_scale_x)
              Y - y coordinate as decimal(num_digits_unscaled_max_y,num_digits_scale_y)
              Z - z coordinate as decimal(num_digits_unscaled_max_z,num_digits_scale_z)
              a - scan angle as tinyint
              i - intensity as smallint
              n - number of returns for given pulse as smallint
              r - number of this return as smallint
              c - classification number as tinyint
              u - user data as tinyint
              p - point source ID as smallint
              e - edge of flight line as smallint
              d - direction of scan flag as smallint
              R - red channel of RGB color as smallint
              G - green channel of RGB color as smallint
              B - blue channel of RGB color as smallint
              M - vertex index number as integer
              k - Morton 2D code using X and Y (unscaled and no offset) as bigint

       -moffset x,y, --moffset x,y
              Specify  a  global  offset in X and Y to be used when computing the Morton 2D code.
              Values must be unscaled

       -check x,y, --check x,y
              Check suitability to compute Morton 2D codes.  It checks  specified  scale  matches
              the  one  in  input  file.   If  --moffset is provided it also checks that obtained
              Morton 2D codes will be consistent, i.e. global X,Y within [0,2^31]

       -i arg, -in arg, -input arg, --input arg
              file with the list las/laz files

       -f arg, -file arg, --file arg
              input LAS file

       -o arg, -out arg, --out arg, --output arg
              output prefix

EXAMPLE

       Convert a las/laz file into columnar format (binary) of MonetDB, outputs for each entry  a
       file output_prefix_col_entry_name.dat:

       las2col -i input_file -o output_prefix

       Convert   a   list   of   las/laz   files   (still   outputs   for   each   entry  a  file
       output_prefix_col_entry_name.dat):

       las2col -i las_file_1 -i las_file_2 -o output_prefix

       Alternatively:

       las2col -f file_with_the_list_las/laz_files -o output_prefix

       Convert a list of las/laz files using num_read_threads threads (default is 1):

       las2col -f file_with_the_list_las/laz_files -o output_prefix --num_read_threads number_of_threads

       After generating the columnar files, import them in MonetDB.  Example:

       mclient db_name -s "COPY BINARY INTO flat FROM ('full_parent_path/out_col_x.dat','full_parent_path/out_col_y.dat','full_parent_path/out_col_z.dat')"

       Note that full paths of the columnar files MUST be used.  Also note that  a  table  called
       flat has to be created in a MonetDB DB beforehand.  The table must have the columns in the
       same order as specified by the --parse option, and the  column  types  must  be  the  ones
       specified above.  Example:

       mclient db_name -s "create table flat (x double, y double, z double)"

       Note  that  for decimal entries (XYZ) the column definition at table-creation time must be
       decimal(num_digits_unscaled_max,num_digits_scale) For example, if the maximum X value of a
       file  (or  a list of files) is 638982.55, then the X definition when creating the table is
       decimal(8,2).  Example:

       mclient db_name -s "create table flat (x decimal(8,2), y decimal(8,2), z decimal(8,2))"

                                         16 February 2019                              las2col(1)